Spring On My Mind

Hey guys,today I have collaborated with Karleo Fashion,to bring you this spring-summer fashion post.
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I fell in love with the headband (you can see in the picture above) the moment,I saw it. To be honest,since the days of Gossip Girl,Blair Waldorf put the ‘headband’ into the mainstream. It’s no more reserved for the gym or putting the hair out of your face while washing up or doing your makeup.
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Headbands accentuate your face,and they come in so many variations like the one from Karleo with flower rhinestones of a red hue.
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When the cold shoulder trend evolved for summer,we got the birth of the off shoulder. Strapless looks that slipped off our arms or tied right at out bicep made plenty of our wardrobes. The flouncy,frilly tops,dresses,jumpers have  all incorporated this trend.
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The best part about them is that they are  subtly sexy but never too revealing,with showing just a silver of the skin without screaming the ‘I am trying too hard’ tag.
It’s  a style that flatters a wide range of body types,a bright contrast to the recent  rage such as crop tops and culottes. It transitions from AM to PM effortlessly,with a feminine demanour. You can’t say no to a off shoulder whether it’s an afternoon brunch or a nightclub party.It let’s you show off a major jewellery trend which are chokers. Just as I have done,teaming up a simple bohemian,easy to work with off shoulder top with a statement choker.
Outfit Details-
Top- Chemistry India
Headband – Karleo Fashion
Choker- New Market
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Brand of the Month-March-Island Kiss

Hello,lovelies. I have decided to do a fun  monthly segment on my blog known as the ‘Brand of The Month’ and the first brand to be featured is Island Kiss that combines Organic and Sassy to deliver something awesome ,based out of Goa.

They have launched three lip balms, I couldn’t have waited to try them out and they have risen up to my expectations well.
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Price- Rs 399 for Alma Vanilla and Inges Lavender

Rs 399 for Cherry Blossom Flores

Rs 499 for Puerto Berry Blush

Review-

Packaging-The packaging is colourful,the design on the tube corresponds to the flavour of the lip balm ,it reminds me a lot of theBalm graphics. I like how it comes with a slanted tip applicator,you don’t need to dip your hand inside to apply the product on your lips unlike the usual tub/pot tints.

Colour & Scent- 

All of them smell quite yummy. 

The Puerto Berry Blush blush has a fresh citrusy fragrance while Alma Vanilla and Inges Lavender is much like it’s own name,of a strong infused scent of lavender and vanilla.  Cherry Blossom Flores is the mildest among the three with a scent too common in the lip balm world.
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When it comes to the colour game,Puerto Berry Blush steals the show with a richly red,rasberry shade ,the pigmentation is great  and lasts a solid 3 hours without drying your lips. It even leaves a perfect light hue after a meal.

Alma Vanilla has a lavender tint which on application appears to be clear and the Cherry Blossom Flores variant has a pretty pastel pink shade,which becomes milky on application.

Alma Vanilla and Cherry Blossom are more of the balms,you wear for true nourishment,we desperately need stuff like these too as currently there are too many products only for the vibrancy show in the market.
Texture-Tropical Avocado,Mango Butter,organic beeswax…the ingredient list could not get any better. 

It adds a healthy shine and has a pretty good consistency,but being oil based(macadamia nut,carrot seed,vitamin E and rasberry seed to be precise.),you wouldn’t want to put it on before your lipstick unless they are the liquid matte variants.

If you manage to lick the balm off,no worries cause instead of the chemical laden and bitter taste,a sweet suprise would await as there is Stevia ( the natural sweetener) present. collection In addition of all of this,there’s even SPF 15 to protect my lips from the harsh sun rays.

These must be the most nourishing lippie in my collection.

My undoubted favourite is Puerto Berry Blush as it is the one,I can use the most on a daily basis in place of a gloss or lipstick.
Just simply go for these,and get yourself Island Kissed ♡
*This is a sponsored post but all opinions and review are of my own.

GIRF 2017: Barcelos

Great Indian Restaurant Festival,if you haven’t heard about it quite yet,then you are definitely missing out on the best deals. By best,I mean 50% off across all major restaurant outlets across the country.

No there aren’t any complex terms and conditions involved,download the Dine Out it India App today,and reserve a table to dine out at a place of your choice at the most affordable prices

Dineout is the brain child of four friends in Delhi who wanted revolutionise how India went out to eat,now it has become the online table reservation solution for over 100,000 diners a month across the prime cities of Mumbai,Pune,Kolkata,Hyderabad and Delhi in over 2500 prime outlets
If you have a penchant for finer things,there is Dineout Plus which offers a flat 25% discount across luxury restaurants.

A-la carte, lavish buffet spreads,set menus for those who privy on quality over quantity,there is something for everyone.

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I too decided to avail the offer and visited Barcelos.

After its first branch in 1993 in Pretoria, South Africa,it has been no looking bank for them. They recently joined the list of food hubs in Kolkata after their first venture in the national capital.

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The ambience is beautifully done and cosy. The theme of Portugal is reflected through out the interior,for every wall tells a story being  adorned with oil paintings and small artifacts.

The spot just in front of the large glass window  provides you just enough lighting if you want to go all out for photography,like I did.

There are four varieties of Peri Peri sauce,supa peri,veri peri,mild peri and tangy lemon.

 

For starters we ordered for the Fish Kebabs and a Fries/Potato Wedges Platter with three dips.

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For drinks,we got the Electric Blue Flue Fizz,which was mouth tingling surprised with the elements of ginger,lime,sprite and soda.

 

 

 

The fish kebabs were succulent and light on the palate,a perfect start to a meal and does not make you feel full right from the start. The potato wedges were a lovely delight due to their crispness instead of the quintessential soggy ones.

For main course we choose the Chicken Catapalanta with yoghurt dip,Grilled Salmon with green rice.

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For desert, we went for the Chocolate Fondant with vanilla ice-cream. It could be literally defined as a piece of heaven.

Overall it was a great experience,I would love to visit Barcelos for a second time.Hope you guys liked today’s post.

 

 

 

 

 

Being Bewakoof-Part 2

Hello,lovelies. My today’s post is going to be about the second part in my collaboration with the wonderful Bewakoof Official,a really simple and fun College/Back-to-School outfit.

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Of all the colours in the rainbow,yellow is definitely not the most  to look at. It is tricky to wear,if gone wrong it can make you look trashy.

 

Keeping all that aside,yellow has been doing pretty well as a fall colour.

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My new found love for bright yellow,no not the ochres,golden or lemon,can be seen through the look I have created with the tee from Bewakoof.com.

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I have been associating yellow with happiness and warmth,it is proven that just looking at the colour can improve your mood.

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The bold letting saying ‘BRAT’ is a quirky twist,I just wore a pair of normal cut jeans along. As it is fall,I love to have a denim vest with me,denim vests have come a long way in style and the we style them,they are no longer synonymous with cowboy boots and country music,and and have turned up as versatile as their sister longer armed denim jackets.

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They are a great cover up addition to any closet,for this transition from fall to winter.

Outfit Details:

Yellow T-shirt- Bewakoof Official

Denim Vest- Westside

Jeans- BARE Denim

Sneakers- Westside

Hope you like this post,for any more queries,shoot me an email at asmitatheposhedition@gmail.com

Being Bewakoof-Part I

Hello lovelies,today’s post is going to be in collaboration with Bewakoof.com. There has been several online ventures coming up in the past year now but Bewakoof has proved itseld to be completely different by it’s collection of the quirkiest casual/comfy clothing starting from t-shirts,t-shirt dresses ,sweatshirts,crop topsand even pajamas for both men and women.

There’s been a slight chill in the air right from the start of November,it’s neither sweater weather nor the time you can flaunt crop tops.

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The perfect look for me these days is a sleeveless  t-shirt (my favourites are from Bewakoof.com as their t-shirt collection is just to die for,just like the one I am wearing.) and shrug. If you are a college going student,it would be a great thing to have  collection of a few shrugs and just to drop one on yourself each morning during these fall days and save yourself the fuss.

The grocery store isn’t the only place,you will be seeing pineapples. Print trends are synonymous with every season but pineapples are a refreshing than ever take on it.

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The pineapple is no longer only a delicious fruit but an important element in fashions too. The ubiquitous pinapple,the coolest fruit which literally says in the language of flowers ‘You are so perfect.’.

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The zingy tropical fruit has been popping up everywhere from cushions to straws to phone cases to shorts,next month you may even want to decorate your Christmas Tree with a pinapple ornament.

You may have worn a shrug in the past but didn’t know that it is called this.

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Shrug,in layman’s term is a short cropped version of an open fronted  jacket. The best thing about shrugs is,they can be paired,accessorised and styled with almost everything from a dress to skinny jeans. Shrugs come I’m a myriad of shaped,materials and design. From petal sleeves to full sleeves,from simple knit to a sequined one,there is no end to experimenting.

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I love how shrugs can very helpful against cold weather but at the same does not ruin your outfit.

Outfit Details-
Tank Top-

This is the first part of my two post series collaboration,hope you liked it ♡

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Fanushi 4.0-Diwali Redefined

Hello,everyone. Today’s post is going to be slightly different from everything else on my blog.

Sky Lanterns,something we have all heard of and may have even seen a couple of times in movies during romantic sequences and also in television shows, but there’s not enough we actually know about them. Sky lanterns are distinguised by their air borne beauty,and releasing them symbolise hope as well as letting go of one’s worries and problems.They are delightful constructions from oiled rice paper that is fixed on a bamboo frame with a candle inside,which on liting,heats up the air present and the lantern rises up by a gentle push.

In Bengali called Fanush,it’s popularity can be traced back to the early 1900’s when north kolkata lanes glimmered with the presence of these lanterns but post 1990,they slowly disappeared but now again they are wide available in a vibrant array of colours in Chinese markets. During Kali Puja and Diwali this year,Fanush has made a great comeback as a more ecologically friendly alternative  to the polluting firecrackers that give out oodles of smoke and blow out in seconds when a sky lantern can burn upto two to three  hours at a time and  promotes a noise-free festival as well.

Supporting the idea of a Green Diwali, Calcutta Instagrammers, the largest Instagram community of Kolkata founded by Sammya Brata played host to Fanushi 4.0,bigger and better than the previous editions,this time Vivekananda Park’s sky was full of 1500 such lanterns on 30th October,the day of Diwali at Vivekananda Park.

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Sammya Brata

1.How had the idea of organizing a Sky Lantern Festival in Kolkata, itself had come to your mind?

– Well, organizing Sky Lantern Festivals is pretty popular in China or Taiwan where they release approximately 1000 lanterns at the same time. I have been flipping through the drool-worthy photographs on the internet and the idea of doing it in Calcutta suddenly cropped up. The city has a fabulous base of photographers and I was convinced that the post-event-visuals would be spectacular. This is our second year by the way; the response this time around has been mind-blowing. Thanks to the ones who came in and supported our initiative of promoting Green Diwali.

2.Had Fanushi 4.0 been at par with your expectations or better?

– Much better than expected. I had initially floated the event for our own community but it was astonishing to see how it went viral within a very shot span of time. Never did I expect that 1000+ people would turn up for this event.

3.Calcutta Instagrammers, has come a long way from being just a Facebook group consisting of a few members, what is your take on the influence of social media on the growth of startups,blogs or just any business?

– Being an experienced photo-blogger myself, I reckon social media has opened up so many avenues for bloggers.

Sharing one of my recent interviews with the Times of India in this context, do take a look: http://www.educationtimes.com/article/269/2016071120160708200609226baacc8d7/Blog-smart.html

4.Lastly, what is your vision for IG Calcutta in the near future?

– We plan to register our brand formally by December 2016. We are also working on our own App and website that would be launched very soon; we also have plans of creating a platform where aspiring photographers can sell their work leveraging the internet.

Here is what you thought about it:

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Adreesh Sen,a Class 12 student.

My experience was amazing. Calcutta instagrammers have done a wonderful job organising this beautiful event. Well, what I liked was the craze of photographers, me being one too. The rushing of the photographers towards the fanushis, and clicking as much as possible in the best way they can(sitting,lying,standing and whatever position was necessary). It was my first time witnessing such a beautiful lit sky not with crackers but with fanushs.

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Priyodarshini Bhan Banejee,Senior Public Relations Associate

I generally don’t approve of bursting firecrackers, so this Diwali Calcutta Instagrammers gave us an opportunity to be a part of this massive Fanush event. I really enjoyed this experience of lighting a Fanush and see it fly up in the air. The only glitch at the event was there were too many people less Fanush so I only could light up one but maybe next year this glitch would be sorted. I am proud to spend my Diwali by lighting up sky lanterns.

I hope you liked the post Reach out to me at asmitatheposhedition@gmail.com 🙂

A Big Thank you to everyone who made this post possible!

I personally believe that whether they float in the air or spread illumination as home decor,sky lanterns are a delight in the way they fill the air with a cheerful attitude.

Go For Red

“When in doubt,wear red.” – Bill Blass

Red as you may already know,is having a moment,certainly there is no need for the holiday season to have red in the limelight. Red is a colour that can make you look the right amount of  intimidating,even  when present within highlights in your ensemble. It’s so bold yet classic that you can think of it like you would a black dress. I believe Red should deserve a place among all the neutrals. A women’s wardrobe is incomplete without red,black and white.

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Wondering where my t-shirt’s from? Style Address it is,your one stop destination for all things cool. My t-shirt says ‘I am not a Princess. I am a Khaleesi’,Game of Thrones watchers/fans would get this quote.That’s what ,slogan tees are – an awesome yet sneaky  way to make powerful statements, letting people know how you feel about television shows,books and of course life in general without saying a word. The best part about slogan t-shirts are that they aren’t a trend which is gonna go out of style tomorrow,it is more of a lifestyle choice that stays with you thick and thin.

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History always tends to repeat itself in the beauty and fashion world.  The resurgence of the 90’s has brought back with itself,chokers.  Be it Kendal Jenner,the next door girl or your favourite fashion blogger all are sporting the choker. I love how it’s delicate,different and give the edgy (think- rockstar vibe) to even the simplest of looks.

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The three type of chokers you must all own-

1. Wire Chokers

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2. Lace Chokers- They add the sophisticated and elegant touch,along with a sprinkle of feminity.

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3. Velvet  Chokers – They are simply chic. You can never go wrong wearing velvet.

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I have been wanting to get a choker for so long now,Shop Del was kind enough to send me a choker set,consisting of a wired choker,bracelet and a wired ring.

Hope you liked this post 🙂 I know it was kinda all over the place.